Sep 26, 2008

It's Friday, Time for a Debate!

Today is the first debate between the candidates. It seems like the perfect time to share this video from TED where psychologist Jonathan Haidt studies the five moral values that form the basis of our political choices, whether we're left, right or center.

In this talk, he pinpoints the moral values that liberals and conservatives tend to honor most, trying to explain "The real difference between liberals and conservatives".

The ending is a little dissapointing, as by his own theory it seems that what he proposes is something that liberals may and can do but conservatives can not, but overall it is a great approach to understand the connection between "moral values" and political views. Enjoy and feel free to discuss, right here or at the TED site!

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